Employer FAQ of the Month for October

The recruiting team at Social Patient asks, “Do you have any good resources to prepare us for phone interviews?” First, notice your own attitude toward the candidate. Maintain a conscious balance between selling and screening. So you are excited to have a candidate who looks good on paper and maybe was referred by someone you trust. Therefore, you are tempted to just sell, invite and pitch why this job, for your organization, in this location... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Hires Talent Director, Appoints Business Development Manager

Ann Arbor SPARK recently hired Scott Trossen as its new director, talent enhancement, and promoted Kyle DeBord to manager, business development.  Trossen will manage the strategy and execution of the organization’s talent enhancement efforts.  DeBord joins Ann Arbor SPARK’s business development team, which is charged with assisting businesses locate and expand in the region. “Adding Scott, who brings a wealth of experience in helping organizations... [Read More...]

Talent Enhancement: How Can I Make Sure Someone Reads My Resume?

Today’s post is written by Scott Trossen of the Trossen HR Group. This is an easy question to answer: You can’t. But these ideas can help you improve your chances. Principle #1. Apply and Ask. Look for what is advertised plus work your network. In 2001, with an MBA from a top-40 program and some name-brand employment experience, someone applied online for a Pfizer job through a very obscure job posting website. He also called a classmate whose... [Read More...]